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The Call to Adventure

by Karen Remsen

7 x 5 inches
Oil, gold leaf, and ink on panel

This piece is part of a collection that reimagines the Hero’s Journey from the female gaze. This is the first step of the journey, where the hero sets out on her adventure.

Butterflies symbolize many things across different cultures, but a common theme is transformation. The hero doesn’t know it yet, but this journey will transform her. The butterflies in this painting are gilded with genuine gold leaf and shine as light moves over the piece.

Frame not included. Panel is about 1/8″ thick and fits into most frames.

Height: 7 inches
Width: 5 inches

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Karen Remsen is a Chicago-based artist creating paintings with oil and precious metals such as gold and platinum leaf. Her work centers on exploring the multifaceted nature of female power and identity. Combining paint with reflective materials, her work also explores the beauty and complexity of light as it moves over a surface and changes throughout the day. Karen is a self-taught artist who rediscovered painting in 2020 after a hiatus of nearly 15 years. She has exhibited across the country in galleries that champion imaginative realism and contemporary figurative work.